What is Birth to 3?
Birth to 3 is a state-mandated program that provides in-home therapy and education to Washington County families who have a child under the age of three who may be falling behind in development.
The goal of our program is to provide support and guidance to parents and other caregivers that will help with their child’s daily routines and activities in ways that will promote optimal growth and development within the environment they are most comfortable….. their home. Services are voluntary and are provided at little or no cost to families.
“I loved the fact that ultimately, I was in control of deciding what to work on with my boys, but most importantly I was shown how to do it! I learned so much! When you work hard and the result of that hard work is the success of your child, you just push that much harder for the next “aha moment!” We had a lot of “aha moments," thanks to Birth to 3!”
Birth to 3 Director, 262-338-1188, ext 524 or B3@thresholdinc.org.
How do families get connected to the
Families are typically referred by their child's pediatrician, but anyone can refer a child to the program.
What do services look like and how often do
Services are individualized because every child and family needs differing levels of support. Services are provided in the home with the parent, but in some situations we may provide services in a childcare or other community setting.
What services does Birth to 3 provide?
Service Coordination | Special Instruction | Physical Therapy | Speech Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Family Education through an Early Childhood Special Ed Teacher
What happens when my child turns 3?
We will begin planning your child's transition and will walk you through the necessary steps after your child turns 2. Children generally transition from Birth to 3 into a school-based service through their local school district, but that is not the only option. Our staff will share other options with you at that time.
What happens if my child does not qualify for birth to 3?
Birth to 3 provides your family with information on other services and resources in the area. Our program may offer a re-evaluation of your child’s eligibility after a two month waiting period.